Dogface Puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus)

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Common Name: Dogface Puffer
Scientific Name: Arothron nigropunctatus
Reef-Safe: No
Min. Tank Size: 100 gallons
Captive Care: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Max. Size: 33 cm (13") 
Range: Widespread in the Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Micronesia and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales 
Depth: 3 - 25m (9.8 - 82ft) 
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: Popular in fish-only aquariums for its unique look and personality. Feeds on crabs, shrimps, snails, and other hard shelled invertebrates. Their teeth never stop growing. It is important therefore to provide this puffer with hard shelled invertebrates as part of its diet to help wear its teath down.


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